Dash Direct Bus Service
To help you explore Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area without the need for using your car, we have provided a high quality, high frequency bus service “Dash Direct” for you to access the range of shops and services within Leighton Buzzard town centre and the railway station, allowing you to travel throughout the national rail network.
Your very own Dash Direct Service!
This service provides a reliable, comfortable, safe and friendly service into the town centre. Bus stops are equipped with real-time passenger information, so you always know when the next bus is on its way. The bus is also fitted with WiFi free for passengers and you can even charge your phone whilst on the go.
Why worry about whether there will be a parking space in the town
or at the station Why not just “Take the Bus and lose the fuss!”
The Dash Direct (D1) service was launched on Tuesday 20th April 2010, and provides a 30 minute frequency from 06:00 to 20:25, Monday to Friday and 08:32to 18:02 on Saturdays around the town.
Additional stops have been installed along the route, making it easier for you, and existing residents, to catch the Dash Direct service. These are positioned at the following locations:
- Johnson Drive (near Draper Way – on Sandhills development)
- Chartmoor Road (near Eden Way)
- Chartmoor Road (northwest end)
- Grovebury Road (near Learning Warehouse)
- Lake Street (The Sun Inn for Morrisons)
- Lake Street (southbound near Library)
- Billington Road (near The Maltings)
- Billington Road (near Narrowgauge Railway)
If you are a commuter to the station, the Dash Direct service will take just 12 minutes and are timed to get you there for the commuter train to London. If you also currently drive and park at the station, you can save yourself a fortune by using the new Dash Direct service! A day return ticket will cost you £3.20 compared to £8.40 to park at the station, plus you have the additional cost of petrol and the wear and tear on your car to consider!
For regular updates, keep an eye out for our Twitter Feed for the Dash Direct Bus Service @D1DashDirect. For savings and fares information, please visit the Dash Direct page. To help you plan your Bus, Train and Cycle journeys, why not visit www.traveline.info or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. For any further information, please contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.arrivabus.co.uk
Dash Direct Bus Service Timetable
To help you on your way, the timetable for the Dash Direct bus service is shown on the Dash Direct page or you can download a PDF version of Dash Direct timetable. Substantial savings on your bus tickets can be made by using PlusBus.
Why not have a look at what benefits PlusBus can offer you by clicking here. PlusBus is a discounted bus pass that allows you to buy your bus and train tickets at the same time. To help you explore Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area without the need for using your car, the “Dash Direct” bus service provides a high quality, high frequency service for you to access the range of shops and services within Leighton Buzzard town centre and the railway station, allowing you to travel throughout the national rail network.
Fares and Prices
|Parking at Station||Bus Fare||You Save||Total Saving|
|4 Weekly Ticket||£130.00||£45.00||£85.00||65%|
Savings compared to parking at the station:
Other adult bus single fares are as follows:
High Street to Station – £1.30
Kestrel Way (Sandhills) to High Street – £1.60
Kestrel Way (Sandhills) to Station – £1.90
10 Trip Saver (10 trips any time within one month) – £13.00
4some Saturday Saver (unlimited travel for four people travelling together) – £5.00
As you can see we have also introduced a new fare structure with the ability to purchase a 10 trip ticket for £13.00 allowing you to use the ticket over a couple of weeks if you don’t use service every day!! On Saturdays we have also introduced our 4some Saturday Saver, which will cost you just £5.00 for four people!
Great news for children
As a result of suggestions from several customers, child fares were introduced on the Dash Direct (D1) service from the 9th January 2011. The fares apply to all children aged between 5 and 15 years inclusive (under 5’s travel free, those aged 16 and over will pay the adult fare).
The fares are as follows:
Sandhills – High Street – £1.00 single
Sandhills – Rail Station – £1.10 single
Day ticket – £2.00
Weekly ticket – £8.50
4 Weekly ticket – £30.00
To help you plan your Bus, Train and Cycle journeys, why not visit www.traveline.info or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. For any further information, please contact:
Dash Direct Bus (D1) Service Timetable and Map
To help you on your way, the timetable for the Dash Direct (D1) bus service can be downloaded here and the route map can be downloaded here.
Bus Routes Map
To view and print your own printable bus routes map, identifying all the bus routes operating throughout the town, please click on the image below.
PlusBus Bus Pass
PlusBus is a discounted bus pass that allows you to buy your bus and train tickets at the same time. This gives you unlimited bus travel around town, at the start, finished or both ends of your journey. You can buy your PlusBus tickets at the ticket office and Leighton Buzzard Station, by phone or online.
PlusBus also offers the following benefits:
save time – buy tickets together for your complete journey
great value – exclusive, discount price bus travel
save money – Railcard holders get one-third off!
go anywhere – unlimited bus travel around all of town
save hassle – no need to keep change for ‘exact fare’ buses
it’s more flexible – travel on all participating buses.
Why not save some time and money now by calling 08457 000 125 or visiting www.PlusBus.info
For bus routes, rail times and journey planning, why not take a moment to click on the following links:
Call: 0871 200 22 33
In the Press
The Dash Direct bus service was reported in the Leighton Buzzard Observer on 19th April and 26th April 2010 and 3rd September 2018.